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Student Spotlight: Katrina Kincel


Katrina Kincel, student of Dr. Lisa Antoniacci, presents her research of "Sister Chromatid Cohesion in Yeast" with a focus on the histone variant Htz1.

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Kristina tested the effects of Htz1 by using both wild and mutant strands of yeast. GFP (green fluorescent protein) was utilized to prove that there was a premature separation of the chromosomes in the mutant cell strands, concluding that the histone variant Htz1is defective in sister chromatid cohesion.

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